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Roasted spiced pumpkin seeds recipe

Whether you’re carving Jack-o-Lanterns for Halloween or roasting squash for a Winter comfort dinner, don’t throw out the seeds! Roast them up with some aromatic spices for a healthy Fall-flavored snack, or a garnish to many Mexican dishes. Jump to: Recipe: Spiced Pumpkin Seeds | Which Pumpkin Seeds Are Edible? | How To Remove and …

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Best Mexican Celebration Recipes: Día De Los Muertos

On the 1st and 2nd of November, Mexicans will honor and celebrate the spirit and memory of loved ones that came before them. The celebration is known as Día De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). There are a number of traditional food dishes that are enjoyed during this time, either as a meal or …

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Slow Cooker Smoky Turkey Chili with Squash & Beans

This slow-cooker turkey and butternut squash chili is the perfect dish to make for Fall and Winter, especially if you have leftover turkey from Thanksgiving. If not, the chili is also great with ground turkey, pork or beef. Or exclude the meat altogether and have an incredible vegetarian chili! The recipe is a perfect balance …

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Apple and Blackberry Crisp (Crumble) with Best Oat Topping

Growing up in Oregon, blackberries were abundant and this was my favorite thing to make with them. In Minnesota I can’t grow blackberries but the frozen ones worked just fine. This is the ultimate Fall dessert, and it just happens to be quick and easy to make. Jump to: Recipe | Crisp vs Crumble | …

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Heirloom Squash Varieties: Best Flavor & Growing Tips

Heirloom squash often taste better than hybrid varieties, which have been grown to look pretty or ship well. This guide will help you grow or cook with the best of them, distinguishing which are best for soup, desserts or baked pumpkin seeds. Like heirloom tomatoes, heirloom squash are distinctive in flavor, color and uses! Jump …

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Creole Okra Seafood Gumbo – without filé powder

Okra is quintessentially Southern and you most often hear of it being used in a gumbo. We grew okra in our Minnesota garden this year, and used it instead of  filé powder to thicken our gumbo recipe. There’s a reason why okra and seafood gumbo is such a classic! It’s easy to make and frozen …

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Best 10 Herbs to Grow for Homemade Herbal Tea Blends

Loose-leaf teas and expensive organic blends of tea are all the rage, but did you know there’s a cheaper (and more fun!) alternative? Most of the popular herbs used for herbal teas (better known as tisane) are actually a breeze to grow at home. Homegrown herbal tea blends are infinitely more fresh, which means more …

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Easy Carrot Tart with Goat Cheese & Ricotta

This vegetable tart featuring carrots, a puff pastry crust and a tangy lemon-ricotta filling is perfect for Easter, Mother’s Day or Spring picnics. It’s easy and the ingredients are flexible enough to suit a range of tastes. Make ahead and keep in the refrigerator. It will keep perfectly for several days. Easiest Way to Make …

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Italian Strawberry Tiramisu Cake: No-Cook Desssert (dolce di fragole)

Italian tiramisu often involves coffee and/or eggs. This light no-cook version is made with fresh strawberries, layered on top of Italian ladyfinger cookies and topped with whipped cream and chilled in the refrigerator. There is no better dessert for Spring or Summer! What is Tiramisu? Tiramisu is a classic Italian no-bake dessert typically made with …

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Low Carb Chicken Burgers (Patties) with Snow Pea Sauté

These low carb chicken burgers paired with a snow pea sauté is as fresh and easy as it gets.  The lemon and parsley give the chicken patties a lot of the high acid zest and the snow peas with peanuts add a wonderful light crunch.   As a bonus, it’s quick, easy and inexpensive! Why …

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